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  • China's Xunlei Signs Copyright Deal With Motion Picture Association

    HONG KONG - Chinese online video site Shenzhen Xunlei Networking Technologies and Hollywood's Motion Picture Association of America have struck a deal to promote legal access to film and TV shows. The deal will involve Xunlei adopting content recognition...
  • Megaupload's Dotcom, facing legal threat, launches political party

    Megaupload's Dotcom, facing legal threat, launches political party
    Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in the pool of a sprawling New Zealand mansion, fist bumping and chatting with some of the 700 guests gathered to celebrate the political party he launched last month to promote Internet freedom....
  • Watching big movies on the small screen

    Watching big movies on the small screen
    Whether it's time or technological preference, many of us watch movies in ways we would've considered ridiculous a few years ago. The other day, blowing off the sensible Not Safe for Work guideline, I reviewed "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" at the office by way...
  • Beijing Festival Unveils Starry Jury for Deja-Vu Competition

    HONG KONG -- The Beijing International Film festival has put together a festival of festivals-type competition selection with titles that have gathered awards at other events through the past year. The line-up will be judged by a powerhouse jury to be...
  • Chinese Online Video Leader Youku Tudou Edges Towards Profitability

    HONG KONG -- Chinese online video market leader Youku Tudou said that it is near the end of its long march towards profitability. The company, which got a major makeover last year when Youku acquired Tudou, reported a net loss of $35.7 million (RMB219...
  • Residents, city staff work to revise La Cañada's film ordinance

    Residents, city staff work to revise La Cañada's film ordinance
    La Cañada Flintridge residents helped city staff hash out the details for a revised film ordinance on Thursday night. Twenty-two people, including representatives from the Motion Picture Association of America and the California Film Commission,...
  • Some pre-Code fun for a Sunday morning

    Some pre-Code fun for a Sunday morning
    "Getting hot" was the mantra for early 1930s Hollywood, that woolly period before the film industry's censorious Production Code was enforced with any consistency. Even within the confines of a particular Hollywood studio, the pre-Code movies could vary...
  • 'James Bond Effect' Cited in Study on Movie Violence

    Violence and risky behavior are permeating Hollywood's most successful movies and bringing a message to young people that violence is acceptable, this according to a new study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The...
  • South Korea to Beat Ticket, B.O. Sales Records

    HONG KONG -- The South Korean box office is already certain of a record year and will this week pass the symbolic landmark of having sold 200 million tickets. That is an average of 4.08 tickets for each of its 49 million inhabitants. Data from the...
  • MPAA's Chris Dodd Calls for California to Expand Tax Credits to Lure Big Budget Blockbusters

    Speaking on Friday to a San Fernando Valley business group, MPAA chairman Chris Dodd called for an expansion of California's production tax incentive program to include big-budget films, noting that the state has lost out to others on projects like the...
  • 3D, meet quadraphonic audio

     
    The NYT reports A few years ago, 3-D was hailed as the next big thing in television, the logical successor to high definition. But viewers in the United States did not buy the hype, and now the eye-popping format is......
  • 'This Town' by Mark Leibovich explores the power and politics of Washington D.C.

    'This Town' by Mark Leibovich explores the power and politics of Washington D.C.
    Many years ago, I convinced the now-shuttered Chicago Daily News to send me from Chicago to Washington to join the paper's D.C. bureau. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the...